This post originally appeared in Golf News Now on February 28, 2018.
The most important thing for me right now in my transition from Cottonwood Golf and Country Club to Heritage Pointe is getting my name out there and associating myself with Heritage Pointe after 27 years at Cottonwood.
For me personally, it’s been getting platforms updated, networking, branding and aligning myself with Heritage Pointe, learning what they do and how they do it. I’ve been able to reach out to some people I know and at least attract them to Heritage Pointe and perhaps, they’ll buy a package or become aware of the facility.
It will be different for me after so many years at Cottonwood. Like I’ve said before, there are going to be aspects I miss and I do. It’s not unusual to think about what I’d be doing in previous years compared to what I’m doing now.
Cottonwood owner Lyle Edwards stopped over recently and we caught up. I want this transition to be successful for the golf course and the operation. They’ve made a lot of positive changes and I’m very happy for them.
Every golf course goes through change and Cottonwood is going through a lot at once, but they also went for years without any change.
Change isn’t a bad thing. I’m excited about what’s ahead, not that I wasn’t at Cottonwood and it will likely hit me in May, knowing what’s going on down the road and I’m not there for the first time in 27 years. I made good friends there and me so many people and that won’t ever go away.
The exciting part is that I’ll meet more at Heritage Pointe and people are the link in making a seamless transition from one operation to the other.